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Out in the World: Israel's LGBTQ community reeling from two hard-hitting events

Out in the World: Israel's LGBTQ community reeling from two hard-hitting events

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Nov 10, 2021

Israel's LGBTQ community has been hit with a one-two punch — Atraf, an Israeli gay dating app, was hacked and information on users was leaked, meanwhile sexual misconduct accusations were made against two prominent gay community leaders.

Political Notebook: East Bay school district looks at adopting transgender student policy

Political Notebook: East Bay school district looks at adopting transgender student policy

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 10, 2021

An East Bay school district is the latest to consider adopting a comprehensive policy to protect the rights of its transgender and nonbinary students.

News Briefs: Rohrer to speak at SF Lutheran Church for TDOR

News Briefs: Rohrer to speak at SF Lutheran Church for TDOR

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 10, 2021

Bishop Megan Rohrer of the Sierra Pacific Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, will lead worship and preach at St. Francis Lutheran Church for Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Business Briefing: Milk SF cafe honors namesake's legacy

Business Briefing: Milk SF cafe honors namesake's legacy

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 10, 2021

For nearly two decades Steven Satyricon had worked at a local coffeehouse on the edge of San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro district until the COVID-19 pandemic forced it to close its doors in March 2020.

Updated: Jock Talk: Valencia, Spain chosen for 2026 Gay Games

Updated: Jock Talk: Valencia, Spain chosen for 2026 Gay Games

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Nov 9, 2021

Update: Valencia, Spain was selected as the host city for the 2026 Gay Games. Team SF had indicated that was its preferred city.

LGBTQ Agenda: 'Are Bisexuals Just Greedy?' answers tough questions with a smile

LGBTQ Agenda: 'Are Bisexuals Just Greedy?' answers tough questions with a smile

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Nov 9, 2021

Fiona Dawson, a bisexual filmmaker, is coming out with a new illustrated book to address misconceptions about LGBTQ people. "Are Bisexuals Just Greedy? And 20 Other Rather Direct Questions Asked of the LGBTQ+ Community."

Political Notes: Lesbian former Bay Area lawmaker McLeod-Skinner launches 2nd Oregon congressional bid

Political Notes: Lesbian former Bay Area lawmaker McLeod-Skinner launches 2nd Oregon congressional bid

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 8, 2021

A lesbian former Bay Area councilwoman Sunday officially kicked off her second campaign for an Oregon congressional seat. Jamie McLeod-Skinner is one of at least four out candidates running for Congress in 2022 on the West Coast.

Out in the World: Gay Polish politician asks SF supervisors to reinstate Lech Walesa street name

Out in the World: Gay Polish politician asks SF supervisors to reinstate Lech Walesa street name

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Nov 4, 2021

A gay Polish politician is asking the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to reverse a street name change made seven years ago that saw a gay icon replace a former Polish president.

Political Notebook: Alameda Dems deem Fremont Mayor Mei anti-LGBTQ

Political Notebook: Alameda Dems deem Fremont Mayor Mei anti-LGBTQ

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 3, 2021

Fremont Mayor Lily Mei is the first person to be deemed anti-LGBTQIA+ under a recent bylaws change adopted by the Democratic Party in Alameda County.

Transmissions: A change of the season

Transmissions: A change of the season

  • by Gwendolyn Ann Smith
  • Nov 3, 2021

Fall is one of my favorite times of year. Unlike the other seasons, it feels like an unhurried transformation, as we move through the hanging days of summer, slowly feeling the air grow chillier.

LGBTQ Agenda: Tour finds queer history clues in the Met's art collection

LGBTQ Agenda: Tour finds queer history clues in the Met's art collection

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Nov 2, 2021

From Ancient Egypt to a baroque-era Mardi Gras party, read about artistic depictions of women and LGBTQs at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art as described by classicist Andrew Lear.

Political Notes: Out CA candidates rack up support for their historic 2022 bids

Political Notes: Out CA candidates rack up support for their historic 2022 bids

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 1, 2021

A quartet of out candidates in California in recent weeks has racked up significant support for their historic 2022 bids.

Out in the World: Coalition delivers 10,500 signatures to Biden administration to protect LGBTQ Afghans

Out in the World: Coalition delivers 10,500 signatures to Biden administration to protect LGBTQ Afghans

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Oct 28, 2021

A coalition of LGBTQ global human rights organizations recently delivered 10,500 signatures to the White House calling for the adoption of its 10-point action plan to evacuate and support LGBTQ Afghan refugees from the war-torn country.

Political Notebook: Gay affordable housing advocate joins SF rent board

Political Notebook: Gay affordable housing advocate joins SF rent board

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 27, 2021

A gay affordable housing advocate has joined the San Francisco Rent Board as a tenant representative in one of the oversight body's alternate seats.